NU Online News Service, Oct. 4, 11:27 a.m. – ABD Insurance and Financial Services Inc., Redwood City, Calif., has hired Nicholas Brecker to be a senior vice president for product and new business development in its employee benefits services group.

Brecker, who will be based in ABD’s Torrance, Calif., office, previously was a vice president in the institutional retirement and savings group at MetLife Inc., New York.

Brecker has a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara.